View Full Version : cabin painting composition help xposted

08-20-2004, 02:27 PM
I'd like some opinions about how much space & where I should leave around this cabin. The cabin is the focal point but I don't want to crop it so close it doesn't look good. These are the two references I have right now. I can go take one with more background if needed. Thanks
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Aug-2004/3341-cabinphoto87in04WC.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Aug-2004/3341-grandmother_Reids_china_paintingWC.JPG

08-20-2004, 04:01 PM
Interesting problem....I guess I'd put it somewhere below center horizonally and vertically and decide where your horizon line is, then what background masses you want to have in relation to the cabin. Some thumbnails with different variations would probably be the best option; then you could pick and choose the parts you like and place them in a final block in sketch on pastel paper...Plan out the values you'll use too, so there's plenty of contrast. Other than that, I dunno what to tell ya! :(

08-20-2004, 04:40 PM
For what it is worth, I thought that there was too much trees (height) showing behind the roof tops, which became the focal point rather than the Cabin..... so I took your pic into PSP and edited - shortening the trees, and highlighting parts of the roof and support....... am sure it will turn out a really nice charming little pic